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Character Analysis Of “The Narrator/Bill Hutchinson/ Mr. Summers” In “The Lottery”

1092 words - 5 pages

The play that the group and I are performing is an adaption of the short story “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson” the original story was wrote the same month it was first published on the June 26, 1948. When it was first published it caused a lot of outrage because of the chilling realization of what is the prize of the lottery. Her target audience was the whole population of people in the world. She wanted to show how people can become complacent and allow anything to go on if it is tradition. The way she structured the story was very effective because by the time the climax had come in the story the ending was shocking.
The group decided to do the lottery so; we had to make our own ...view middle of the document...

If I have to play Mr. Summers he and bill will have the same attire. Mr. Summers is calm and attentive so, he can comprehend the argument that is happening.
Our adaptation of the lottery closely follows the original story but, just expands on certain parts. The residents of a small town in Nebraska are gathering on the morning of June 27th. They are gathering for the drawing of the lottery. Other places the lottery has been abolished for a long period of time. Meanwhile, in the town square members of the town are arriving. Bill Hutchison, Old Man Warner, and Cynthia Delacroix have arrived. They are waiting on the arrival of Mr. Summers and Tessie Hutchison. Mr. Summers arrives a little late and started to set up the lottery drawing. He talked about the making a new black box but no one listened because they were okay with the old one. Tessie arrives and has an exchange with every member about her being late. Then Cynthia Delacroix tells old man warner about other towns giving up the lottery. Old man warner goes on a rant about young people and their demands of change. Tessie suggests that the lottery should be abolished. Everyone tells Tessie why she should go along with the tradition of the lottery. Tessie continues to argue her point and suggest a vote be made. The twist is instead of Tessie being stoned to death anyone who disagrees with ending the lottery gets stoned.
The props we will use for the project is a scarecrow ,cane ,black box, pictures of harvest or flowers, paper balls, and marble stones. I will try to buy a life size scarecrow or maybe a small flag with a picture of a scare crow. Rhonda will provide all the pictures for the scenery. The scarecrow and pictures of harvest and flowers will be used to give scenery of the town we are in. a group member has access to a cane that they will provide. The cane is to go along with old man warner to show how old he is. Lisa will provide the paper balls, black box,...

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